Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
michigan's capitol city, where legislation is about to be passed that could weaken the power of unions. protestors are furious. republican lawmakers moved quickly last week to enact "right to work legislation," allowing workers at unionized companies not to pay dues to the union, which reduces bargaining power right in the uaw's own back yard. the measure has already been approved by both chambers of michigan's legislature, and final enactment could take place tomorrow. republican governor rick snyder supports the legislation. if enacted, it would make michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws. recent strikes at a california shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing persist. last week, striking workers protested that their jobs were being outsourced. employers denied sending jobs abroad. however, there is evidence that some industries are ramping up outsourcing. consulting firm the hackett group estimates since 2002, 663,000 jobs from large u.s. companies have gone abroad, mainly from industries like information technology, human resources, finance and purchasing. by 20
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
michigan to seek support from automakers to get help to avoid thefully. he will be touring a suburb of detroit. it's all part of the rally to rally popular support to raise taxes on the 2% of the wealthiest americans. now, he did meet with house speaker john boehner. the new view some republicans are address. >>> a smoke-free disclosure is expected to pass a key hurdle today. under the proposal landlords would have to tell perspective lenders if the building is smoke-free or optional. a meeting takes place at 1:00. if passed, the ordinance moves on to the full board. >> religious leaders are scheduled to hold a meeting tonight to protect funding for the job center. funding for the west oakland job resource center has come into question amid controversy over plans to put up aloom nateed billboards -- illuminated billboards. those boards were to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to help with the center. >>> you can expect periodic lane closures near the toll plaza on the bay bridge from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. over the next six months. officials say the lane closures
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST
day. they will do the winter classic to fill the void in michigan. these girls have some skills on skates. >> put them out on the ice in bikinis. >> i don't think they're being forced to do this. >> people choose to do all kinds of weird things. >> this isn't her first day out there with the stick. if you go to bikinihockeyleague.com. you can see the roster of girls, pretty ecollectic, girls from all over the country and canada. we hear from some of the ladies of the rink. >> drama, the girls. a little bit overwhelming. >> i will take your head and knee it repeatedly. >> i wouldn't want to mess with her. >> is fighting allowed like in the nhl? >> these girls are incredibly talented. it's sad to me men can go out and be in the nhl -- ♪ >> but in order for these ladies to get attention they have to show off their boobs. >> they aren't going to watch girls in full-on hockey gear. >> that's the sad part. >> the world we're living in. >> maybe we should change the world. >> that's going to do it for us at rtm. we'll see you next time.
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
president barack obama flies to michigan and he is trying to avert the fifth call cliff. some -- fiscal cliff. some say they are willing to go along with the tax plan to raise taxes on wealthy americans. >>> they are estimating they will process more than 200 packages per second. brian flores joins us for this record-breaking day, my goodness, i feel like i am behind if i don't get my packages out today. >> reporter: that may be the case but yes, 19 packages overall that started on thanksgiving and i can't believe christmas is already two and a half weeks away but look, many of these pack ands are here and they may be going to homes in the area. to talk about more how this process goes, he is the operations manager here for fedex. good morning, very busy out there. thanks for coming. here we are busiest day of the year, we have 110 employees looking to move out all of the packages and we have our full staff of people getting packages out that we pick up this afternoon. >> we understand this is actually the busiest shopping day and how are you guys preparing and getting ready? >> well, i